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Professional Swimming Pool Cleaning DO’s & DON’Ts

The Pool Butler prides itself on the quality of our swimming pool cleaning services, and we love keeping our customers happy and their pools clean. Our expert staff understands how important it is to keep your water and pool surfaces clean. Proper swimming pool cleaning also ensures safety, protects your health, and makes your equipment last longer. But to keep pools clean, it’s vital for companies like ours to cooperate with homeowners. We both have a crucial role to play, and your pool will stay in better condition if we work together. Cleaning and maintaining your pool yourself can take time and hard work. But after you’ve signed up for our cleaning and maintenance services, you just need to follow these simple DOs and DON’Ts of professional swimming pool cleaning. They will maximize your enjoyment of your pool and help us serve you more efficiently.

The DO's & DON'Ts of Professional Swimming Pool Cleaning [infographic]

Professional Swimming Pool Cleaning Rules You Should Follow


DO skim debris off the water surface daily. Be sure to remove leaves, dead insects and other objects before they sink to the bottom. This will keep your pool clean in between service visits.


DO take the time to empty your swimming pool’s skimmer basket regularly. You’ll probably notice lots of bugs and tree debris in this unit. Missing water toys can sometimes be found here as well. Keeping your skimmer basket clean between service calls helps keep your pool in good condition. A clogged basket can lead to extra strain on your pump, leading to damage and premature failure.


DO observe the water level. If it looks too low or too high, give us a call. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem in no time. If your water seems to be dropping, it may be a leak, but it may be something more simple. Spare yourself the trouble and worry. We’ll figure it out and make it right.


DO check your pool components from time to time. Look at the pump, jets, filter, liner, and any ladders. It’s crucial to detect problems before they lead to further damage or create health hazards. Of course, if anything looks out of the ordinary, you’re not on your own. Just let us know as soon as you notice it. If it can wait, we’ll take a look at our next service call. If we think it’s more urgent than that, we’ll send out a technician right away.


DO call or contact The Pool Butler if you notice anything out of the ordinary. For instance, if your pump is spraying water or producing more noise than usual, don’t wait to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff is trained to diagnose pool problems as early as possible before they can cause extra damage. And we’re ready for your call at any time.

Professional Swimming Pool Cleaning Mistakes


DON’T invest your hard-earned cash in costly cleaning equipment or chemicals. We bring our own, and often they are much higher quality than what you get at the local pool store. If you do go to your pool store, don’t let them talk you into buying fancy gadgets or tools. If you think you need a new device or chemical, ask us first. We’re happy to advise you on how to spend your money as efficiently as possible.

Handle Chemicals

DON’T handle dangerous chemicals or store them in your house. In an average year, pool supply accidents will send around 2,500 homeowners to the emergency room. Improperly handled pool chemicals can lead to burns, respiratory illness, and severe eye injuries. There’s no reason to mess around with toxic substances. Like fancy gadgets, if you think you need to buy something, ask us first.


DON’T balance the chemistry of your water. Balancing pool water several times a week is one of the most important and most frustrating parts of owning a pool. But when you use our professional swimming pool cleaning service, you don’t need to worry about attaining the right pH level or any other balancing act. We’ll test the water and add the appropriate chemicals to it. Your pool water will always be perfect for swimming. For many homeowners, not having to test and balance their pool water themselves is one of the best parts of professional pool cleaning.


DON’T vacuum the base of your swimming pool. Like testing and balancing your water, scrubbing, and vacuuming your pool is an unpleasant chore that you need to do every few days. But not if you have professional pool cleaning. Our staff will handle this time-consuming task for you. Vacuuming ensures that people don’t have to walk through waterlogged debris or sediment on the bottom of your pool. It is vital to your pools overall health and longevity. So let us do it for you.


DON’T shock the water in your pool. This is another potentially hazardous task that well-trained Pool Butler employees will perform for you. Shocking a pool involves dispersing a chemical that helps to improve the water quality. The most common chemical is highly-concentrated chlorine, which can be dangerous to handle. If you have a pool cleaning company, this is another task you don’t have to worry about.


DON’T backwash your filter. To know when to backwash your filter you need to keep track of the pressure gauge on your pump. You need to note the pressure when the filter is freshly cleaned, and then monitor the pump for a rise in pressure. It’s no rocket science, but it requires good note-taking and regular inspection. Once it’s time to backwash your filter, it can be a messy and time-consuming process. We’ll take care of this unpleasant but vital chore for you. You won’t need to handle diatomaceous earth, new sand, or dirty filters. Instead, save your time and let us do it on one of our regular visits.


DON’T fix equipment that fails or works improperly. Our diligent technicians will service faulty components and replace them if necessary. We use high-quality parts and strive to perform lasting swimming pool repairs for every customer. Fixing things yourself can seem like a good way to save time and money. But we’ve seen too many fixes gone wrong. There’s no reason to patch together a repair when The Pool Butler can do it right the first time.

Enjoy Your Swimming Pool

One of the best things about living in Atlanta is the extended length of our swimming season. So enjoy the benefits of a clean pool with The Pool Butler. Swimming, diving, playing, and relaxing should be your main focus. Don’t exhaust yourself trying to maintain and clean your pool. You have better things to do on your days off.

If you aren’t already one of our customers, DON’T wait any longer. DO call (770) 439-2644 or contact The Pool Butler online to learn more about our routine swimming pool cleaning and maintenance service.

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